Q.:- Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter writing a piece on the changes you see in London in 1811. What problems are you likely to write about? Who would have gained from the changes?
The problems I would write about will include the following Shortage of housing. The landlords of premises would gain from this by increasing their rents.
A large number of migrants were employed in the dockyard and industries at low salaries. The politicians would gain, as they could organize unions to become more powerful.
Due to underemployment and unemployment, there was an increase in crimes like pick – pocketing, theft, rioting, etc. The criminals would gain from this. The Police would also gain as they would be given more power and authority to crack down on criminals.
Many migrant women were employed as domestic servants at very low wages. The rich people would gain from this.